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Learn the basic concepts of IT to advance your career

Professional Certificate in
IT Fundamentals for Business Professionals
UPValenciaX

What you will learn

  • How Information Technology is used in organizations.
  • An overview of how computers and communications networks work.
  • Basic concepts of software development and project management.
  • Fundamental concepts of computer programming.
  • Computer threats, hackers, antivirus and information security.
  • Social and ethical implications of IT.

This introductory program is designed to give business professionals the basic background on Information Technology (IT) to let them get the most in their interaction with IT professionals, either from their company or from external corporation, as they will have a deeper understanding when identifying requirements, evaluating workloads or supervising results in the IT field.

Through this program, you will learn the basic concepts of information systems and their application, and gain familiarity with the terminology used within the IT field.

This program covers the following topic areas:
  • Information Systems and Office Application Software in Organizations: Standard office suite tools, office systems (email, conferencing, etc...), basics of desktop operating systems. Internet, web browsers, Electronic Data Interchange and enterprise wide systems.
  • Hardware and Systems Technology: Computers and their components, data representation and processing. Computer networks, client/server architecture, operating systems architecture and wireless computing.
  • Information Systems Software Development: Software development, systems development, information processing, user interface design and standards, software project management.
  • Programming Concepts and Data Management: Programming languages and logic, object oriented methods, data types and structures, file types, databases, SQL. Web technologies and development, data warehousing and data mining.
  • Business, Social, and Ethical Implications and Issues: Economic effects, business strategies, privacy concerns, security threats and controls, intellectual property and careers in information technology.
Expert instruction
5 graduate-level courses
Self-paced
Progress at your own speed
2-4 months
54 - 108 hours of effort
$337.50
$375USD
For the full program experience

Courses in this program

  1. UPValenciaX's IT Fundamentals for Business Professionals Professional Certificate

  2. 3–6 hours per week, for 4 weeks

    Working with Information Technology (IT) without the necessary background? Learn the fundamentals of Information Systems in a corporate environment

  3. 3–6 hours per week, for 4 weeks

    Working with Information Technology (IT) without the necessary background? Learn the fundamentals of hardware in Information Systems

  4. 3–6 hours per week, for 3 weeks

    Working with Information Technology (IT) without the necessary background? Learn the fundamentals of software development

  5. 3–6 hours per week, for 4 weeks

    Working with Information Technology (IT) without the necessary background? Learn the fundamentals of software programming

  6. 3–6 hours per week, for 3 weeks

    Working with Information Technology (IT) without the necessary background? Learn about cybersecurity, careers, and social implications of IT

    • Project managers who work on projects related to Information Technology.
    • Middle manager in any department that interacts with IT.
    • Product manager for any product with an IT component.

Meet your instructors

from Universitat Politècnica de Valencia (UPValenciaX)
Jaime Busquets
Head of the Information Systems and Communication Service
Universitat Politècnica de Valencia
Vicent Botti Navarro
Full Professor of Computer Sciences
Universitat Politècnica de Valencia
Miguel Rebollo
Titular de Universidad, Departamento de Sistemas Informáticos y Computación
Universitat Politècnica de Valencia
Ignacio Despujol
Senior IT Analyst
Universitat Politècnica de Valencia
Carlos Turró
Head of Media Services
Universitat Politècnica de Valencia
Tanja Vos
Associate Professor
Universitat Politècnica de Valencia

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Program endorsements

Information Technology plays a very important role in the management and operations of companies today. Knowing IT fundamentals and terminology is increasingly necessary when planning and developing any new project in a business environment. This UPV program is perfect for professionals who, without having an IT background, need to manage Information Technology or participate in a project with an ICT component, something that, sooner rather than later, will happen for all those with management responsibilities.

Ignacio Huet, IT Director of Noatum Ports

As a company specialized in technology integral solutions we know well that IT is nowadays the key factor in the success of any business project. Our work teams are multidisciplinary and it is imperative that professionals that do not have an Information Technology background know the fundamentals and terminology of IT to work side by side with engineers and programmers. The IT Fundamentals program of UPV is perfect to provide the necessary bases so that they can contribute the best of themselves to the teams in which they are integrated.

Paco Gavilan, president and CEO of Nunsys

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